Chips for Kids

Drew Bledsoe’s “Chips for Kids”
2nd Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament & Casino Night
(Postponed until Fall)

Supporting kids has never been easier – or more fun! We invite you to support the children of Central Oregon by sponsoring the Second Annual Drew Bledsoe’s Chips for Kids Texas Hold’em Tournament and Casino Night, scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday, May 18th – 19th, 2007, at Broken Top Club.

Last year, through the generous support of community members like you, we were able to raise nearly $35,000 for Seven Peaks School. This year, we are excited to be partnering with KIDS (Kids Intervention and Diagnostic) Center to increase the impact of your donation on our region’s children. The KIDS Center is a Central Oregon community organization located in Bend that evaluates, treats, and prevents child abuse. Last year they saw over 500 Central Oregon children for medical evaluations and therapy.

This year promises to build on the overwhelming success of last year’s sold-out event, providing high profile advertising for our sponsors and donors, and a weekend of fun and games for attendees! This year’s event has been expanded to accommodate up to 200 poker players in a two-round, two-evening format. The first round will be played on Friday night, May 18, with the top 30 finishers progressing to round two on Saturday, concurrent with Casino Night. There will be tournament prizes galore, plus extraordinary silent auction items to further add to the evening’s excitement!

Help us stack the deck for the KIDS of Central Oregon. Within this web site, you will find more information about the event, plus sponsorship and auction/prize donation forms, as well as event ticket order forms. Drew Bledsoe, event mastermind and host, will be available to discuss ways in which you can lend your support. In order to maximize promotional opportunities, we are requesting all sponsorship commitments be finalized by no later than April 18. Event tickets go on sale in early April. On behalf of the children of Central Oregon, we thank you for your consideration and support!

Event Contacts: For more information about “Chips for Kids” please contact:

  • Seven Peaks School: Gale Evans (541) 408-2450
  • KIDS Center: Sharon Goodmonson (541) 312-5097
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